The First Waltz
Hard Working AmericansInitial release : 2014
This album includes a version of a song that incorporates lyrics from a Grateful Dead song. It also includes a cover of a Gillian Welch song that refers to deadheads.
The version of the song Blackland Farmer on this album incorporates the refrain that comes at the end of the Grateful Dead song New Speedway Boogie:
One way or another,Other Hard Working Americans recorded versions of the song do not include these lyrics.
This reference is based on the assumption that the "One way or another" refrain originates with New Speedway Boogie and was not adapted by Robert Hunter from an earlier source.
It is also based on the assumption that no earlier recordings of Blackland Farmer incorporate the refrain. The original Frankie Miller recording Black Land Farmer pre-dates New Speedway Boogie by a number of years and does include any lyrics similar to the refrain.
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